IFC has given “Maron,” the scripted comedy based on the life of and starring podcaster/writer/stand-up Marc Maron, a second season. The network announced today that “Maron” will be back in 2014, and that it’ll get a 13 episode second round, expanded from the 10 half-hour installments that made up its first.
“In many ways, Marc is a perfect representation of IFC and our approach to comedy,” said IFC’s Jennifer Caserta in the announcement. “He also seems to be in need of a less dysfunctional family, so we’re happy he’s returning to ours for an expanded second season.”
Maron, a former Air America radio host turned creator and lead interview of the beloved “WTF” podcast, explores semi-autobiographical stories in “Maron,” including his difficult relationship with his father (Judd Hirsch) and his budding, unusual relationship with a younger girlfriend (Nora Zehetner).
As in real life, the Maron on the show hosts a podcast, and celebrity guests who’ve appeared as themselves (sort of) in the first season included Mark Duplass, Illeana Douglas, Dave Foley, Jeff Garlin, Gina Gershon, Bobcat Goldthwait, Ken Jeong, Sally Kellerman, Andy Kindler, Denis Leary, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Eric Stoltz and Danny Trejo.
Maron is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of “Maron,” with Luke Matheny, Bobcat Goldthwait and Robert Cohen among the episode directors. The first season ended on June 28.